A vasectomy is a simple surgery done by Dr Marois in all four clinics. The small tubes in the scrotum (vas deferens) that carry sperm, are cut or blocked off so sperm can’t leave the body and cause pregnancy. The procedure is very quick, and the patient can go home the same day.
There are two types of vasectomies: the incision method and the no-scalpel-no-cut method. No-cut methods lower the risk of infection and other complications, and generally take less time to heal; this is the option that Dr Marois has to offer.
Vasectomies are meant to be permanent — so they usually can’t be reversed. Patients should therefore only get a vasectomy if they are 100% positive they don’t wish to be fertile anymore.
Dr Marois initially conducts a thorough evaluation before performing any vasectomy; this involves a short questionnaire, a physical exam and an explanation of the procedure.
After this, it is possible to proceed with the vasectomy (a single visit) if the patient wishes to. This is conditional on a normal exam and if any anticoagulant medication has been stopped prior. On the other hand, if a patients not sure about the surgery, a second appointment can be given for a later date.
Dr Marois recommends that the patient comes accompanied. If needed, an Ativan may be offered only to patients who are anxious. It is also recommended that the patients avoid coffee or other stimulants on the morning of the vasectomy.
Please note that vasectomies are only performed in a disaffiliated private clinic and therefore not covered by the RAMQ. They are usually carried out in a single appointment. This includes consultation and infertility notification by email after reception of the spermogram’s results.
Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, if you require his professional services, you will have to pay directly the Cliniques Marois for the services rendered.
To ensure the smooth running of the clinics aa well as a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and staff members, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for cancelling an appointment, 5 working days for cancelling a minor surgery in the office and 21 working days for major surgery at the CMC. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.
Change of appointment:
We understand that events occur and schedules change, so we ask patients to give us at least a 24-hour notice for any changes of appointment. We will be happy to reschedule another one for you. Failure to provide such notice within this timeframe will result in a $ 100 fee.
Thank you for your understanding.